The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


Tuesday
Sep302014

Values Cooking Class: Cooking on a Budget!  

WHEN: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6:30-8pm - THIS CLASS IS FULL! 

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Join Lindsey Merkel  to create a delicious, heathful meal for a family of four for under $10! This class is a part of our Values Classes series, and includes tips for shopping on a budget, recipes, and a store tour.  

Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $5 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Wednesday
Oct012014

PFC's 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, from 3pm until 7pm 

 

WHERE: Parking Lot of the People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT:  Join us for the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, May through October! All food sold at this market is required to be grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo. 

 

We accept Bridge Cards at the market, and we'll be participating again in the Double Up Food Bucks! SNAP benefits customers, bring your Bridge Card to the market to get your SNAP tokens. In June, SNAP benefits will be matched up to $20 for fresh Michigan-grown fruits and veggies! That's $20 for free!

 

For vendors interested in participating in the market, please contact 100-Mile Market coordinator at farmhand@peoplesfoodco-op.org.

 

Vendor list:

Young Earth Farm
Wiltse Kitchen
Linden Farm
Youz Guys Sausage
Lily Hill Farm
Trybal Revival
LovIn Oven
Crepes by the Lakes
Mattawan Artisan Creamery
Mamaleelu Cold Brew
Sunshine Silo Market Garden
Show Me the Fork
Bonamego Farm
Pop City Popcorn
Tabitha Farm Urban Homestead & Community Garden
Flat Foot Farm
Underhill Farm
Under the Stone Garden
K Vlietstra Greenhouse
The Adventures of Barb & Tammy
Swoon Sauce
Red Bud Farm
Steve Williams Private Gardner
Delizia Deli
Pretty Lake Camp
League of Conservation Voters
Spring-Fed Farm

Saturday
Oct042014

Kalamazoo Farmers' Market!

WHEN: Saturdays (May – November), 7am-2pm | Tuesdays and Thursdays, (June - October), 7am-2pm 

 

WHERE: 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, 49001 

 

WHAT: People's Food Co-op is proud to manage the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market! Our purpose is to connect consumers directly to food sources through honest relationships and to support local food businesses through a vibrant market culture.


The Market is open Saturdays, May through November! Our Kalamazoo Farmers' Market Manager, Chris Broadbent, is available to answer questions. Find more information on market vendors, news, and events at the Kalamzoo Farmers' Market website.

Monday
Oct062014

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, October 6 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 

 

WHERE: Ignertia (518 E North St, Kalamazoo)

 

WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 

The PFC Board will not be meeting in September because of the holiday. We'll resume regular meetings in October.

The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.

Saturday
Oct112014

Owner Appreciation Days meets Bulk Foods Week!

WHEN: Saturday, October 11 - Sunday, October 19

 

WHERE: People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: We're celebrating National Bulk Foods Week and appreciating you, our Owners, during one very special Owner Appreciation Days. You'll find great deals on a huge variety of bulk foods, as well as the Owner Specials throughout the store you've come to expect.

We love our owners and we want to thank you for being one! Come into the store during Owner Appreciation week for extra Owner Specials. Don't forget to bring in your postcard (coming in the mail) to receive 10% off (non-sale items) of one order during the week.

 

Are you or someone you love not yet a Co-op owner? Stop in the store to sign up yourself, or pick up an ownership form for a friend or family member! More information about ownership here.

 

Tuesday
Oct142014

Good Food Roundtable

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 11:45-1pm

 

WHERE: Washington Square Library
1244 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

 

WHAT: Interested in working to engage and empower our community to provide itself with food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable? Come to the Good Food Roundtable to network with others and hear from two community projects. Participate in presentations from Healthy Foods in Schools, as well as from ERACCE as they talk about connections between food and racial justice. Bring a bag lunch. More information at www.kzoolf.org.

Tuesday
Oct142014

Cooking Class: Soups & Stocks

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Beloved former PFC Deli Cook Derek Jackson returns to Kalamazoo for a class dedicated to making the best soups and stocks!  Focus on preparing three classics: veggie stock, chicken stock, and chicken noodle soup. 

 

Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Wednesday
Oct152014

Owner Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our new monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Monday
Oct202014

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  

Tuesday
Oct212014

Cooking Class: Kale, Kale, Kale!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Join PFC Deli Manager (and top-notch cook) Chris Orsolini in a class dedicated to the superfood of the decade: KALE! Chris will walk you through preparing several of her favorite kale-centric dishes.

 

Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.